This World - Closing Guantanamo 2010 01 03 BBC2
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On his second day in office, President Obama pledged to close the Guantanamo
Detention Centre within a year. Michael Portillo reports for This World on why
it has proved impossible for him to keep his promise.
Over the past eight months, Portillo's visited the prison camps, and travelled
to Yemen, Bermuda and Washington to investigate what could be done with the 240
remaining prisoners - some of whom are thought to be too dangerous to release,
but impossible to successfully convict.
As a former Defence Secretary, Portillo has first-hand experience of the
political conflict between security and civil liberties. He looks at how the
President has got stuck between a rock and a hard place. What way forward can
Portillo see for Obama?
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